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Christie’s appoints new Global Managing Director

Christie’s appointed Heidi Yang as Global Managing Director, Asian and World Art, effective from 11th January 2021.

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Heidi is based in Hong Kong and joins the strong leadership team under the helm of Francis Belin, President, Christie’s Asia Pacific, bringing with her a wealth of experience and deep knowledge of business development and management. Heidi oversees and innovates the strategic initiatives of the Asian and World Art cluster worldwide, with a particular focus on Greater China. She also manages financial performance and work closely with senior leaders to drive the continued development of auction, private sales, and online business.

Heidi Yang
Source: Christie’s

Francis Belin commented, “Despite a challenging environment, we have just concluded 2020 with exceptional results. We therefore felt the time was right to build on this tremendous effort by consolidating our global market leadership and expanding our footprint in the dynamic art market, particularly in the ever-evolving APAC region. Heidi possesses valuable expertise and professional skills, which will help our firm adapt for the greater benefit of our clients and specialist community. I look forward to seeing her contribution to Christie’s through 2021 and beyond.”

Heidi has over 25 years of experience in building and managing successful businesses in the finanial sector. Her responsibilities included the development and oversight of business organisation, recruiting and developing talent, as well as driving business growth, that span across corporate advisory, equity and debt offerings, and mergers and acquisitions in Asia.

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Prior to joining Christie’s, Heidi had held the positions of Managing Director and Head of Corporate Advisory Group at Deutsche Bank, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance Group at UBS, and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Morgan Stanley. Heidi also holds a BA in Art from Columbia University, New York.